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Guidance Teacher (Middle School)

Position Type Teacher
Start 09/01/2019
School Name St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
City, State Oakville, ON 
Posted 03/18/2019

Guidance Teacher

Middle School

(50% Role)

Department: Middle School

Reports to: Head of Student Engagement & Wellbeing

Education:  Bachelor of Education, Ontario Teacher Certification

Guidance Additional Qualifications

Experience: 3 + years’ experience mentoring at Junior/Intermediate grade levels

Experience in an Independent School

Experience with all-girls education (asset)

Experience in a Not-for-Profit setting

Computer Skills: Mac, Google, Microsoft Office

Working Conditions: School/Office Environment

Note: This role may be combined with another part-time role based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Inspired Girls. Empowered Women. St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School (SMLS) is recognized as one of the premier independent schools in the country and brings a long history of educational excellence to girls from preschool to university entrance. For well over a century, SMLS has helped develop courageous girls who challenge and change the world.

Role Overview

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School has an opening for a Middle School Guidance Teacher (50%). The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Head of Middle School and Middle School teaching team to create and facilitate a program that supports the engagement, health and wellbeing of our Middle School students. Reporting to the Head of Student Engagement and wellbeing, the candidate will develop personalized Social Emotional programming that will support students at a personal and cohort level. The candidate will also work collaboratively with the Senior School Guidance teacher to support students in transitional planning from Middle to Senior School. The candidate will be a member of the Middle School Circle of care team and will work collaboratively with the Nurse, Social Worker and Director of Learning Strategies to develop strategies for both students and teachers to support their wellbeing and ability to thrive in the SMLS community.

The Middle School at SMLS strives to provide a challenging and engaging program that is inspired by the Ontario curriculum. We intentionally seek and explore connections between subject areas, within subjects, and to the real world. We provide a nurturing environment, allowing us to focus on the social, emotional, and academic well being of our girls. Our inquiry-based programming aims to engage the interests and foster the natural curiosity of our students, and develop skills for lifelong learning. We guide our students to ask and explore answers to questions that are relevant to their 21st century world. We encourage our girls to be informed and active citizens of their local and global communities.

The successful candidate is enthusiastic, articulate and a creative teacher who communicates with ease and confidence. You offer a learning community that allows different learners to thrive and prosper. You are comfortable engaging in innovative and diverse programming. You are a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail.


Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience

We are seeking a dynamic, exemplary educator with the following key qualities and a willingness to continue to develop and grow as a professional:

  • Strong planning skills and proven ability to create engaging, differentiated programming to challenge students with a variety of learning styles, interests, and strengths

  • Highly professional collaboration and communication skills to be applied with all stakeholders including students, parents, teachers and other staff, and School Leadership Team 

  • Leadership skills – desire to seek opportunities that go above and beyond to contribute to a dynamic academic and co-curricular learning environment


SMLS Values

Respect:  We welcome and support the diversity of our school community and the broader communities and environment in which we learn, work and live. We respect our Anglican roots and our traditions.

Integrity:  Honesty and responsibility are fundamental to everything we do – from the classroom to the boardroom.

Innovation:  We are in a place where new ideas and promising practices can be explored, evaluated and flourish.

Commitment:  We recognize our responsibilities to each other and to the world, and we will stand by our word and persevere with passion, pride and hard work.

Courage:  We are not afraid to confront the uncertainties or difficulties the future may bring.  We are resilient and are prepared to be bold and take action.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School is a member of the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan (TPP) and provides a competitive salary for faculty members.


If you are interested in supporting the development of young women, please apply online at smls.simplication.com.

We appreciate and thank all applicants for your interest in SMLS, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. We will begin reaching out to applicable candidates in late March/ early April 2019.

SMLS is an equal opportunity employer and we accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Please contact People & Culture at SMLS with any questions.


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